Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Quattro, Nov 26, 2013.
Jeff Thomas is a RZ threat
If we are pinning all our hopes for an effective offense next year on the shoulders of Jeff Thomas, we have serious issues.
'14 CA WR Barry Ware
I think he adds a nice wrinkle to this offense with his speed and size that we could use in the RZ. Hope he's back and gets it together but I'm not pinning all my hopes on JT
Until I see JT playing against CSU I pretty much have him scratched off the roster. It seems a strange situation....I have seen too many never play for CU so I just have the feeling he never makes it on the feild. I hope I am really wrong on that though.
Haha. I think we have serious issues regardless of the status of Jeff Thomas....unless the bar has been set so permanently low that the definition of "serious issues" is whether we think beating a four win season is the new standard.
'14 CA WR Barry Ware
The hell are you talking about?
god I hope he does. He's got some tools.
First we must ask if JT will ever see the field. Then we can ask if he will fulfill the hype. I still want a stud TE. Stud TEs in the RZ would help more than a stud WR. It's easier to create mismatches with CFB LBs.
James Taylor aside, that box has been checked at CU for awhile now.
Please use complete sentences, bitch.
This is going to surprise some of you guys, but I am not all in on JT. Apparently he had some off the field issues. On top of that I don't know what his real 40 time is but he was not thought of as a burner and on Rivals he was listed as a 4.66 40 guy. Many think PRich could even be sub 4.4 or if not he is probably right at it.
So even if JT does see the field, not sure we have any real evidence that he can come close to replacing the stretch the field capability of PRich. I believe the hype when I see it, even if it is in practice in the spring. But when asked yesterday about who of the freshman redshirting this fall have impressed, HCMM did not name JT.
Instead he named Lindsay again (I think we should not overlook this guy b/c HCMM has been spot on when he says someone is impressing in practice) 2 of our DEs (including McCartney) as he said they have both gained good weight and will get to 250 by Fall and a few others. JT wasn't on the list.
We need a te!...position was a mostly a no show this year
Don't matter if PRich comes back, Thomas is a stud or Goodson and Spruce take the next step...unless the offensive line improves DRAMATICALLY this team will be in the same spot they are this year.
Not sure where people got the idea that JT is a burner. He's a big WR, and so is McCullouch. JT has a lot more physical tools, but he is not a speedster.
I'd go with HCMM on this one.
Exactly. But it seems some people think JT could replace PRich and nothing we have heard suggests that is the case. And yes, HCMM seems to be batting 1,000% when saying someone is emerging from practice as a player to watch. This in stark contrast with WB&Co who made us believe that Dillon was our savior.
No one has said JT = PRich. No one. Completely different types of receivers.
I sure hope so.
boyd - iirc, it was Bobo that HCMM singled out from among the WRs during the Tuesday presser.
Kid's gonna push Goodson and Ross hard for PT in the slot. Can't see him as another T Jones/Speedy "mini-scat back", unless a young OL improves significantly and fast.
Any thoughts at bulking up Thomas to serve as a Julius Thomas-type TE?
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